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CT Wine Trail

Made in Connecticut
Explore the Connecticut Wine Trail
Monday, November 11, 6:30 p.m.

You don’t need to fly to California to try great wines.  We have dozens of fantastic, award-winning wineries in Connecticut!  With beautiful scenery, tastings, live music, and special events, Connecticut wineries make a perfect getaway.  Come get insider tips for exploring the CT Wine Trail with Michelle Griffis, a former writer for CTWine.com and advocate for the CT Wine Trail. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

instant pot

Instant Pot 101 - Fall Comfort Food
Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 p.m.

Do you own an Instant Pot but are intimidated by it? Wonder what all the fuss is about and if you should buy one? Come watch our professional librarians (but not professional cooks!) demo why they love theirs, and sample their home cooking. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts & Conversation
Wednesday, November 13, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon

Bring the craft of your choice, and join the conversation! Light refreshments provided.  Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Movies Remade with Gil Gigliotti
Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m.
An Affair to Remember 
(1957) starring Deborah Kerr & Cary Grant

 What does Hollywood do when they make a successful film?  Remake it again and again. CCSU professor Gil Gigliotti will take a look at 1939’s Love Affair and 2 remakes.  Each time, two people engaged to others, meet, fall passionately in love, break it off, and reunite on top of the Empire State Building.  Popcorn and soft drinks will be served.

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Books & Bites
Thursday, November 14, 1:00 p.m.

Join your favorite librarians for tasty bites and engaging book talks. Discover new titles and authors that our librarians love and you might too! Refreshments provided. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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Tech Troubleshooting with Teens
Thursday, November 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Alerting all adults! Stop by with the gadgets that drive you crazy and let our teen techies help you. Topics can include electronic devices, social media, and email. Registration required.

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Friends Fall Book Sale (at the Senior and Disabled Center)
Friday, November 15, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – admission is $5.00.
Saturday, November 16, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – free admission.
Sunday, November 17, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – buy a Friends book sale GREEN bag for $7 and fill it with books for free. Refills are $6.

All types of books, including fiction and non-fiction, will be on sale as well as CDs, audiobooks, DVDs, videos, and specially-priced items.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Moroccan Marvels with Marian
Monday, November 18, 6:30 p.m.

Join us as world traveler and our former Library Director Marian Amodeo presents a photographic travelogue of her recent trip to Morocco. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

yesterday movie

Movies & More 
Yesterday
Tuesday, December 10, 1:00 p.m.

A struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. Starring Lily James and Himesh Patel. Running time 116 minutes. Tickets are available at Adult Information Desk
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Movies Remade with Gil Gigliotti
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.
Love Affair
(1994) starring Annette Bening & Warren Beatty

What does Hollywood do when they make a successful film?  Remake it again and again. CCSU professor Gil Gigliotti will take a look at 1939’s Love Affair and 2 remakes.  Each time, two people engaged to others, meet, fall passionately in love, break it off, and reunite on top of the Empire State Building.  Popcorn and soft drinks will be served.

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, November 21, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a social media account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45-minute session with a librarian today! Registration required.

cloud

Save It to the Cloud
Thursday, November 21, 6:30 p.m.

Wondering about that invisible cloud above our heads?  Cloud storage is the answer to avoid wasting valuable storage space on your device.Join us to learn more about the cloud and how to use it. Registration required.

crafts and conversation

Crafts & Conversation
Tuesday, November 26, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon

Bring the craft of your choice, and join the conversation! Light refreshments provided.  Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tellabration

Tellabration – Wondrous Wonder: Stories and Movement - All Ages
Saturday, November 30, 10:15 a.m.

As part of the statewide month-long Tellabration, coordinated by the Connecticut Storytelling Center, we are hosting Rona Leventhal in Wondrous Wonder: Stories and Movement. Rona will have you singing and laughing as she shares stories from the silly to the serious. Suggested for ages 4 to 100!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

ASL

Sign Language: What’s it all about
Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to learn sign language? Come to this fun and educational program to learn simple signs from American Sign Language teacher Connie Davids. She will show us how to sign basic words and phrases such as colors, numbers, family members and more. Registration required.

tech troubleshooting with teens

Tech Troubleshooting with Teens
Thursday, December 5, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Alerting all adults! Stop by with the gadgets that drive you crazy and let our teen techies help you. Topics can include electronic devices, social media, and email. Registration required.

killers of the flower moon

Thursday Page Turners Book Discussion
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Gann
Thursday, December 5, 7:00 p.m.

The discussion will be facilitated by a library staff member and light refreshments will be served.  Anyone interested is invited to attend.  We hope to see you there.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Documentary After Dark
Maiden

Friday, December 6, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a viewing of the film Maiden, featuring the remarkable story of the first all-female crew to enter yachting’s Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Refreshments provided. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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80th Anniversary Celebration Series Final Event
Whisky Tango Foxtrot
Sunday, December 8, 3:00 p.m. (Doors open at 2:30 p.m.)

Join us for the final cultural event of this series with a concert by Whisky Tango Foxtrot. This quartet of musicians will offer a combination of violin, viola, trumpet and tuba holiday music specifically arranged by trumpeter Phil Snedecor. Enjoy an afternoon of great music that will get you in the holiday spirit! Registration required.
Sponsored by the Lucy Robbins Welles Library Legacy Society and The George G. Hanel Fine Arts Series 

DIY Travel

DIY Travel 
Monday, December 9, 6:30 p.m.

Since 2010, Gert Perry has traveled to 21 European countries—sometimes more than once.  All trips were researched, planned, booked, and done on her own! She will share how she has learned to simplify things and give you practical tips/strategies so you can do the same.  Registration required.

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The Peanut Butter Falcon
Tuesday, December 10, 1:00 p.m.

An adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when young man with Down syndrome runs away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler. He befriends an outlaw who becomes his coach and ally.  Starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and Zack Gottsagen. Running time is 97 minutes

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts & Conversation
Wednesday, December 11, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon

Bring the craft of your choice, and join the conversation! Light refreshments provided. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Lilac Girls

Brown Bag It with a Book Discussion
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Thursday, December 12, 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of the book Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and desserts will be provided
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Google Photos

Google Photos for the Holidays
Thursday, December 12, 10:30 a.m.

The holidays are here! What will you do with all of those memorable holiday photos? With Google Photos you can organize, edit, share and store your photos all in one place! Sign up today for this demo class. Registration required.

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Redefined READS
Repurposed Holiday Decoration
Saturday, December 14, 10:00 a.m. – 12::00 p.m.

With the holiday season upon us, create a unique gift made from a book. Choices are a folded tree or a rolled tree. All materials are provided. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, December 19, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a social media account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45-minute session with a librarian today! Registration required.

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Destress for the Holidays
Saturday, December 21, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Sign up or drop by to enjoy a 10-minute chair massage or reiki session and destress this holiday season from area massage therapists. Registration required.
Co-Sponsored by the Newington Chamber of Commerce. 

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts & Conversation
Thursday, December 26, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon

Bring the craft of your choice, and join the conversation! Light refreshments provided. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tech 4 U 
Thursday, December 26, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a social media account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45-minute session with a librarian today! Registration required.

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Wonderful World of Music
Friday, December 27, 1:00 p.m.

The young and young-at-heart are invited to hear (and sing along with) the Joe Giangrasso band, re-created from the members of the Sam Pasco Orchestra. They will be performing a medley of rousing holiday songs for us to enjoy.
Sponsored by the Bloomfield Rotary.

page turner

Thursday Page Turners Book Discussion
Thursday, January 2, 7:00 p.m.
Title to be announced.

The discussion will be facilitated by a library staff member and light refreshments will be served. Anyone interested is invited to attend. We hope to see you there.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Mayo Clinic

Brown Bag it with a Documentary
Mayo Clinic
Tuesday, January 7, 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Mayo had a simple philosophy he imparted to his sons Will and Charlie: "the needs of the patient come first." They wouldn't treat diseases--they would treat people. Starring Kevin Conway, Peter Coyote and Tom Hanks. Running time 115 minutes. Snacks provided
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tech 4 U 
Thursday, January 9, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a social media account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45-minute session with a librarian today! Registration required.

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Low Interest Rates and Retirement Income
Thursday, January 9, 6:30 p.m.

Over the past 30 years, the investment and financial world has changed dramatically. In Europe and Asia negative interest rates emerged. We will look at ETFs. Mutual Funds, Managed Accounts, individual stocks and some annuity products to analyze the cost structures, risks, deceptions, and benefits of these products. This program is designed to help an individual navigate the web of financial products along with some resources to help organize your financial life. Registration required.
Co-Sponsored by the Newington Chamber of Commerce. 

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Movies & More 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Tuesday, January 14, 1:00 p.m.

Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. Starring Kevin Costner, Amanda Seyfried. Running time 109 minutes. Tickets are available at Adult Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

crafts and conversation

Crafts & Conversation
Thursday, January 16, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon

Bring the craft of your choice, and join the conversation! Light refreshments provided. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

wine beer and cheese

Friends Winterfest
Friday, January 17, 2020 – snow date January 24 (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of tasty beer, wine, spirits and savory refreshments, plus great musical entertainment by Dually Noted. It will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Place your orders for bottles of wine or beer you like at special prices offered only at the event and you’ll be eligible for a special prize. After the tasting, participate in the teacup and silent auctions and more. Desserts will follow. Must be 21 to attend. Shuttle parking will be provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Live WEll


Take Charge of Your Health in the New Year!
Wednesday, January 22, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a presentation on how you can take steps toward better health in 2020. This program is for people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, depression, pain and anxiety and those caring for someone with a chronic condition. Registration required.

racing in the rain

Brown Bag It with a Film and Novel Discussion
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Thursday, January 23 at 12:00 p.m. 

Join us for a discussion of the film and novel The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. The film adaptation of the novel will be shown on Tuesday, January 14, 1:00 p.m. Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and desserts will be provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, January 23, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a social media account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45-minute session with a librarian today! Registration required.

tech troubleshooting with teens

Tech Troubleshooting with Teens
Thursday, January 23, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Alerting all adults! Stop by with the gadgets that drive you crazy and let our teen techies help you. Topics can include electronic devices, social media, and email. Registration required.

winter reading

Adult Winter Reading Kickoff & Registration: Reading Through Time
Tuesday, January 28, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Drop in or register online to receive a free gift and a chance to win the Kickoff prize provided. Adults earn a prize ticket for every book they read or listen to, which will be entered into weekly drawings for special gifts. All tickets collected will be entered into the grand prize drawing that will be held on Friday, March 6.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts & Conversation
Wednesday, January 29, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon

Bring the craft of your choice, and join the conversation! Light refreshments provided. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

computer security

Computer Security & You
Thursday, January 30, 10:30 a.m.

The cyber world can be a daunting place for computer users. Find out how you can improve your safety and security when using your computer and the internet. Registration required.

super bowl

Instant Pot 101  - Super Bowl Madness
Friday, January 31, 12:00 p.m.

Do you own an Instant Pot but are intimidated by it? Wonder what all the fuss is about and if you should buy one? Come watch our professional librarians (but not professional cooks!) demo why they love theirs, and sample some home cooking. Registration required.